Smart Schools Bond Act
In his 2014 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act – an initiative that would finance educational technology and infrastructure, providing students access to the latest technology and connectivity needed to succeed and compete in the global economy. New Yorker’s agreed and voted in the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) in November 2014.$236,000 is available to Southampton Public Schools (portion of funds need to be allocated to non-public school within boundaries of the district).Bond proceeds may be used for capital projects to:
For additional Information or to Submit written comments on plan contactJulieanne PurcellDirector of Instructional Technologyjpurcell@southamptonschools.org631-591-4750Peter WolterNetwork and Systems Administratorpwolter@southamptonschools.org631-591-4550Click below to read the preliminary plan.
- Acquire learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers;
- Install high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities;
- Construct, enhance, and modernize educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs and to provide instructional space to replace classroom trailers; and
- Install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses, including but not limited to video surveillance, emergency notification systems, and physical access controls.